Preaching For Easter And Beyond

Deciding what to preach is almost as difficult as preparing the individual sermons. The good news is that once you have made your decision about a series or a plan you are ready to do the intensive week by week preparation. I have two series for Easter (one before Easter¬†and one that begins Easter Sunday) […]

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Today, I Am Catholic

Today, I am Catholic. Not because I necessarily agree with many positions of the Roman Catholic Church, but because I believe in religious liberty. There is no right more precious than the right to practice your religious beliefs. We enjoy the freedom of religion–not freedom from religion–as the first of our basic rights. Those who […]

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Quotes You Can Use (February 10, 2012)

“When God speaks to us, it does not prove that we are righteous or even right. It does not even prove that we have correctly understood what he said. The infallability of the messenger and the message does not guarantee the infallability of our reception. Humility is always in order”–Dallas Willard, Hearing God: Developing a […]

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What Would You Do?

Last week I attended a meeting of Baptist leaders. It was a good meeting with many important decisions made. One of the parts of the meeting was a devotional by one of the pastors. I have thought about it repeatedly ever since. The message by pastor Wayne Hunt was brief, to the point, and penetrating. […]

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Is An Awakening Possible For America?

When a place is without a church or a message of hope and redemption, moral conditions will inevitably decline. Today, we are in the midst of severe cultural, moral, and spiritual decline in America. Is it possible that God will bless us again with awakening? That was also the case in the America west of […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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A person finds joy in giving an apt reply— and how good is a timely word! — Proverbs 15:23 (NIV)